Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sleuth

Altered Image by SnaggleTooth I was surprized to learn something zoology related while reading my store brand, instant oatmeal packet recently. (I read animal encyclopedias as a kid). They have a trivia question with the answer on the opposite side on them.

"What's a group of Bears called?"

Then I went on a search to try to confirm that answer. That bear group term definition isin't included on most dictionary sites. I found sleuth is not only an overused term to describe a detective, but is also a trail of an unknown person or animal, a shadow, a bloodhound, a board game, a computer game (1983), 3 movies (1925, 1972, 2007), a play (1970 ), an UNIX-based computer investigation kit, a former tv channel, n an anthropomorphic (Sherlock Holmes) dog Disney character who had Mickey Mouse as an assistant.

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I even felt like a sleuth hunting down all this previously unsuspected info on the one term I'd never have imagined to be what a gaggle of geese is to a sleuth of bears...

19 Comments:

At 5:32 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

Good to know. I did not know that. :)

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Is that Yogi Bear at the bottom?

I had NO IDEA it was a sleuth of bears. Cool! I did know of course about a school of fish, gaggle of geese, murder of crows and a pride of lions.

Hey! Just impressed myself I know those. :)

Former tv channel?? That one surprised me the most!

Now is it a gaggle of ganders too, because what's good for the goose is good for the... well, you know!!!

xoxoxo

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, another unsuspecting smart person! I thought I knew all the animal groups, myself... Good to learn once in awhile we don't know it all-

JanF, that is Sleuth! He was invented to work with Mickey for European audiences. I had to alter The original because I don't wanna know what the Dis does for using their stuff...
Did you know about a "gang" of Elk? a "Band" of coyotes?
Yep, Sleuth TV... I'd like to track down all those movies, myself. The last in 2007 was Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Michael Caine, Jude Law, n Harold Pinter. I don't remember ever seeing any trailers for it-

 
At 6:24 AM, Blogger G said...

One of my favorite groupings is a murder of crows.

 
At 3:07 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

G, I've noticed when they get together they sound like that's what they're up to, argueing over who to get...
So have you used them to inspire a story yet?

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Neo said...

beary good answer.

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, I couldn't bear to keep it to myself either!

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Neo said...

Snaggle could you speak up please? I could BEARLY hear ya?

 
At 2:53 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, The bare truth of the matter is I'm famous for mumbling...

 
At 7:15 AM, Blogger Neo said...

I see, well that's an explanation that doesn't bear repeating...

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, Have I mentioned how depressed I am that I can't watch my Bare Naked Ladies VHS?

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Neo said...

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At 9:40 AM, Blogger Neo said...

you're cheating! I'm trying to stick to the root word!

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Blue Bunny said...

nope, my jannie did nott know about a band and a gang of those annimuls you menshin, my deerist snaggles.

she does nott know too mutch, reely, my jannie. i always telling she wot is going on in life.

ooooxxx

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, Bending, not cheating... phoenetically, it's all the same... Sound is the bare necessity...

BB, I'm glad some one knows what's going on!?!

 
At 5:30 AM, Blogger Neo said...

Jannie's feet still smell!

And that's the bare truth!

 
At 5:07 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, it's still warm enough for sandals in TX too. It's Sun am, we're only doing wind n rain here now- MB prob got a foot of snow!

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Neo said...

And not only do her feet stank, but she's got multi personality disorders! Baaaaaaahhhhhhh! Freak!

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, She does wear alot of hats...

 

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